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Highest Paying Industries for Health Technologists and Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for health technologists and technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,120, offices of dentists is the highest paying industry for health technologists and technicians. It is followed by medical equipment and supplies manufacturing industry (average annual salary $66,680). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of health technologists and technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Health Technologists and Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Offices of Dentists
$71,120
194,380
2 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$66,680
2,970
3 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$66,680
2,970
4 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$62,920
40
5 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$58,650
290
6 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$57,950
30
7 Manufacturing
$56,490
4,880
8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$56,320
220
9 Legal Services
$55,270
n/a
10 Other Financial Investment Activities
$55,170
n/a
11 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$55,170
n/a
12 Mining
$53,780
110
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$53,440
850
14 Scheduled Air Transportation
$53,350
n/a
15 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$52,630
94,310
16 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$52,390
3,930
17 Shoe Stores
$51,820
n/a
18 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$51,820
n/a
19 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$50,500
n/a
20 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$49,460
70
21 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$49,160
240
22 Air Transportation
$48,300
120
23 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$47,160
23,930
24 Federal government, including USPS
$47,110
47,700
25 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$47,110
47,700
26 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,020
70
27 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,000
60
28 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,960
670,340
29 Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,470
711,970
30 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$46,310
796,020
31 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$46,150
28,170
32 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,850
862,610
33 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$45,500
1,200
34 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$45,330
23,970
35 Chemical Manufacturing
$45,310
1,300
36 Religious Organizations
$45,210
510
37 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,120
110
38 Hospitals - State government owned
$45,080
48,320
39 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$45,000
9,500
40 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$44,990
100
41 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$44,660
310
42 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,660
955,310
43 Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,600
2,136,970
44 Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,440
10,550
45 Employment Services
$44,100
49,220
46 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$44,090
1,230
47 Scientific Research and Development Services
$44,080
9,830
48 Other Insurance Related Activities
$44,060
1,210
49 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$43,990
410
50 Temporary Help Services
$43,890
38,490
51 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$43,750
9,540
52 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$43,600
28,400
53 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$43,150
7,280
54 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$43,040
234,730
55 Home Health Care Services
$42,860
87,640
56 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$42,830
51,380
57 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$42,680
306,220
58 Finance and Insurance
$42,390
5,200
59 State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,280
102,990
60 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,260
18,050
61 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,240
101,750
62 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,230
64,410
63 Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,220
102,320
64 Administrative and Support Services
$42,220
64,300
65 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$42,220
5,100
66 Educational Services - State government owned
$42,180
18,350
67 Testing Laboratories
$42,030
650
68 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$41,930
5,650
69 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$41,830
750
70 Outpatient Care Centers
$41,800
91,870
71 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,760
355,060
72 Insurance Carriers
$41,700
3,870
73 Repair and Maintenance
$41,630
210
74 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$41,490
9,460
75 Rental and Leasing Services
$41,210
1,150
76 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$41,180
173,150
77 Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,180
173,150
78 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$41,040
n/a
79 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$41,040
n/a
80 Offices of Physicians
$41,000
301,180
81 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$40,690
20,460
82 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$40,680
40
83 Educational Services
$40,510
41,580
84 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,420
19,470
85 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,330
1,260
86 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,200
36,320
87 Engineering Services
$40,170
n/a
88 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$40,060
4,850
89 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$40,020
150
90 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$39,970
3,390
91 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$39,910
750
92 Junior colleges - State government owned
$39,570
160
93 Consumer Goods Rental
$39,560
920
94 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$39,450
7,110
95 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$39,350
80
96 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$39,310
8,390
97 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$39,260
250
98 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$39,050
204,360
99 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$38,820
40
100 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$38,770
570